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Intense emotions aren’t all bad.
“Emotions make our lives exciting, unique, and vibrant,” Botnick says. “Strong feelings can signify that we embrace life fully, that we’re not repressing our natural reactions.”
It’s perfectly normal to experience some emotional overwhelm on occasion— when something wonderful happens, when something terrible happens, when you feel like you’ve missed out.
Why are today's students not realizing their potential as critical thinkers? Although educators have, for two decades, incorporated contemporary cultural studies into the teaching of composition and rhetoric, many students lack the powers of self-expression that are crucial for effecting social change. _Acts of Enjoyment_ presents a critique of current pedagogies and introduces a psychoanalytical approach in teaching composition and rhetoric.
Peace is a stress-free state of security and calmness that comes when there's no fighting or war, everything coexisting in perfect harmony and freedom. ... After a war, two countries may sign a peace treaty, agreeing to not fight anymore.
Making and following a task schedule reduces anxiety. As you check off items on your “to-do” list, you can see that you are making tangible progress. This helps you avoid feeling stressed out with worry about whether you’re getting things done.
“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”
2. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.”
3. “Get busy living or get busy dying.”
4. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
5. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
6. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”
7. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”
8. “Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.”
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